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1 Gravel Pit Management [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie

2 2 Best Practices for Gravel Pit Management Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractor’s Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Diffuse Knapweed

3 3 Definition Invasive Plants Invasive plants are non-native plants that can cause significant damage. They spread very quickly, displacing and sometimes eliminating native plants They are sometimes called ‘noxious weeds’ J. Randall,, Bugwood.org

4 Japanese Knotweed Economic Agriculture and Ranching Forestry Transportation Impacts L. Mehrhoff, Bugwood.org

5 Yellow Starthistle Environmental Reduced biodiversity Increased erosion and sedimentation Impacts J. Randall, bugwood.org S. Dewey, bugwood.org

6 Your Role Guidance Documents B.C. Weed Control Act Environmental Best Practices MoT Best Practices Guide

7 Your Role What can you do to manage invasive plants in gravel pits?

8 Your Role

9 VIDEO CLIP

10 10 What’s Gone Wrong Here? Best Practices

11 11 Which Best Practice Has Been Applied Here? Best Practices

12 12 What’s Gone Wrong Here? Best Practices

13 Priority Plants within the District [plant common and scientific name] Plants of Concern

14 14 For More Information… Call WEEDSBC Contact your local Regional Committee Visit S. Dewey, Bugwood.org


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